camp flyer july 2, 2013


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, active and reserve components. Additional information (including registration fees) will be sent to you after your registration is complete. Participants may attend both camps.

Camps are organized by Kansas OMK, K-St

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camp flyer july 2, 2013

  1. 1. As part of the on-going mission of Kansas State University to learn about the resilience of military youth and their families, parents and their campers may voluntarily choose to be involved in a simple on-site interview about the impacts and benefits of deployment and military commitment. More information is available upon registration. Two Summer Camps for Military-connected Youth and Families in Kansas! Express Yourself: Teen Camp (ages 13-17) AUGUST 8-10 (3pm-3pm) Registration due by July 26 Purple on the Prairie: Family Camp (children must be school-age; K-12) AUGUST 16-18 (3pm-3pm) Registration due by August 2 Camps are open to all branches of military service members, active and reserve components. Geographically dispersed youth, families will have priority on a first- come-first-served basis. A non-refundable registration fee of $30/per person is due upon submission of registration. Travel expenses to and from the camps are the responsibility of the camper/family. Contact: Jackie Lynn Cox Camp Coordinator (785)532-1947 (direct line) (785)532-5773 (office line) Kansas OMK 343 Justin Hall Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas 66506 OSD/OMK Camps are funded by the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Community & Family Policy, Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth through a partnership with 4-H National Headquarters/National Institute of Food and Agriculture/U.S. Department of Agriculture and 25 Land Grant Universities. Organized by: Kansas OMK (Operation: Military Kids), K-State Research and Extension, Kansas State University Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families
  2. 2. Express Yourself: Teen Camp helps build expressive communication skills and long-lasting friendships through science, nature, arts and fun camping activities (horseback riding, canoeing, swimming) at the beautiful Rock Springs 4-H Center, south of Ft. Riley, KS ( Trained and supervised Kansas State University students lead campers through learning projects. Teens organize the Express Yourself Showcase when parents and family members get to see campers share what they learned during camp. Purple on the Prairie: Family Camp In a relaxing setting located on the Kansas high plains families spend time together in fun and educational activities. Parents learn about parenting, while children learn about healthy habits and their resilience. Well-trained and supervised Kansas State University students and faculty facilitate activities which culminate in a Purple on the Prairie Showcase where families demonstrate what they discovered about their family and themselves during camp. Purple on the Prairie: Camp for Military Families! August 16-18, 2013 Details - The camp is organized for up to 40 adults and 40 children. Children must be school age (K-12) to participate due to restrictions determined by the funder. This residential camp is planned to be relaxing, fun as well as educational. Parents will learn more about parenting and resilience. Children learn about health, science and making friends. Featured Activities:  Swimming  Horseback riding  Canoeing  Hiking Family Projects:  Art  Yoga  Nature  Cooking Also includes a Family Showcase on August 18 @ 1:30-2:30pm! Express Yourself! Camp for Military-connected Youth on the Prairie! August 8-10, 2013 Details - For up to 40 campers ages 13-17. The residential camp experience is hands-on, active, participatory; camp groups of 8 are led by trained, supervised camp leaders. Featured Activities:  Swimming  Horseback riding  Canoeing Hands-on Projects:  Art  Improv  Photography  Nature  Physics And, on August 10 @ 1:30-2:30pm an Express Yourself! Teen showcase! The camps are located at the Rock Springs 4-H Center sourth of Ft. Riley, KS off Hwy. K-157. More than 700 acres in the scenic Kansas Flint Hills, the natural surroundings at Rock Springs stimulate reflective thinking and provide an atmosphere for the renewal of relationships. Recreational activities, good food and great staff make Rock Springs the ideal place to end a busy summer. 1168 K-157 Highway Junction City, KS 66441 (785)257-3221